qiviut

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English[edit]

a small piece of qiviut wool

Etymology[edit]

From Eastern Canadian Inuktitut ᕿᕕᐅᖅ (qiviuq, underwool).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

qiviut (uncountable)

  1. The underwool of the Arctic muskox, used as a fibre.
    • 1992, Dana Stabenow, A Cold Day for Murder, →ISBN, page 77:
      She wants me to stay here and learn how to weave baskets and carve ivory and spin qiviut and die of boredom!

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, Nancy Gates, The Alaska Almanac: Facts about Alaska, page 185